Top Ten Tuesday #293


Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these, mine has been fairly quiet, but Stirling is coming out of local lockdown at the end of this week, which to be honest isn’t going to change things for me massively, but it’ll be nice to be able to sit in for a hot chocolate again!

Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week is a Holiday/Seasonal Freebie, so I’m talking about Books With Wintery Covers, as I really enjoyed doing the Autumnal Covers topic in October, and I thought doing a Wintery Covers post would be fun. So here we go, my favourite Wintery Covers:

  1. The Silvered Serpents-Roshani Chokshi


This is one of my favourite covers from this whole year, everything about it screams Winter and I feel like it has a kind of Christmassy feel as well with the red and the white and the silvery pine leaves on the border. The covers for this series just keep getting better, I can’t wait to see how gorgeous the final book in the trilogy looks. 

2. The Enchanted Sonata-Heather Dixon Wallwork

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Given that this book is a Nutcracker retelling and takes place over Christmas, it makes sense that this book would have a wintery feel, the black and white kind of reminds me of a night sky and the red and yellow stripes feel sort of like candy canes.

3. Wintersong-S.Jae Jones


I mean it would be a little weird if a book called Wintersong had a summery cover! I love this cover, I think the flower in the snow globe is just gorgeous and it makes me sad that I didn’t really enjoy book, it’s always sad when a book has a great cover but the contents don’t live up.

4. Havenfall-Sara Holland 


Honestly I found it kind of weird that this book was set in Summer, it’s like the feeling I had opening the first Magnus Chase book with that really bright orange colour only to find out it’s set in Winter! To me this cover has a very wintery palate, the whole silhouette kind of looks frozen, and the icy blue and white colours definitely feel far more cold than warm. 

5. Black Ice-Andy Lane


I mean it says it all in the title, if a book with Ice in the title had a summery cover it would be very wrong! This book is set in Moscow in winter, so the icy cover is definitely reflective of the setting. 

6. The Night Circus-Erin Morgenstern


I mean this whole book gives off a very wintery feel, it’s the kind of book that begs to be read whilst curled up with a mug of hot chocolate! The colours are reflective of the colour scheme of the circus which is entirely black and white, but I also feel like they are quite wintery, the whole cover sort of reminds me of a dark winter night. I love the pop of red from the scarf as well (in the book, reveurs, fans of the Circus, find each other by wearing bright red scarves).

7. Stealing Snow-Danielle Paige


Of course a book with the title Stealing Snow would have a wintery look and the cover designers definitely leant into this hard. With the white cover, and the snowflake in the O and the big shard of glass, everything about it screams winter. I also love how they went with red for the title as it really stands out. Unfortunately this book is kind of terrible, but the cover looks great!

8. Snow Like Ashes-Sara Raasch


Another book where the title necessitates a wintery cover (and the story, given that it’s all about a girl from the Kingdom of Winter). I love the contrast between the wintery setting on one side and the more summery setting on the other, and the way the light shines on the snow is really lovely. 

9. Between Shades of Gray-Ruta Sepetys


The simplicity and sparseness of this cover really suits the story, Lina and her family are deported to Siberia, so having a cover where it’s just snow and a blue sky is really fitting for the setting and it definitely captures the wintery feel. I also love the little sprouting seedling, showing some hope of life in an otherwise desolate landscape. There are a lot of different covers for this one, but this is my favourite and the one that I own.

10. The Crown’s Fate-Evelyn Skye

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Honestly there are aspects of this cover that I don’t love, the castle doesn’t really merge very well with the rest of the cover, it’s kind of like it’s been photoshopped awkwardly. But it definitely does have a very winter feel given that the entire thing is set on a sheet of ice, and that suits the book, as it’s set in wintery Russia.

11. Daughter of Smoke and Bone-Laini Taylor

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This book isn’t necessarily as outwardly wintery looking as some of the others I’ve put on this list, but I wanted to include it because it kind of reminds me of Christmas cards I’ve had in years past as a lot of them have a snow covered red door which is very similar to the door on this cover. Also as best I remember, I think this book is set in Winter, so it kind of fits.

12. Night Spinner-Addie Thorley


The colour palate for this one, with the blues and the whites is definitely very wintery. I love the way the different shades of blues blend to be an almost purply colour and I love the night sky effect in the silhouette’s face. The bird at the bottom may be my favourite detail in this cover.

13. Hunted-Megan Spooner

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This book has a classic wintery setting on its cover, a snow covered forest. I also really love the slight glow from the sunlight, I think that’s a really lovely effect!

14. A Shiver of Snow and Sky-Lisa Lueddecke

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Another book that was made for a wintery cover. I love how it has kind of a Christmassy feel with the snow and the red and white. It’s a super minimal cover and that’s what makes it so great: the snow covered trees at the bottom are so lovely and the way the whole thing looks like a night sky is brilliant.

15. A Court of Frost and Starlight-Sarah J Maas

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Another one that demands a wintery cover by virtue of its setting. I love how the whole thing looks like a night sky, with Feyre’s silvery dress and the little stars above the title. 

I know, quite a long list this week, but once I started finding covers I found it really difficult to stop! This is actually short, there were way more books, both that I’ve read and that are on my TBR, that have wintery covers. Have you read any of these? Did you enjoy them? What’s your favourite Winter themed cover? Let me know in the comments!

I’ll be back with another Top Ten Tuesday next week, this time we’ll be talking about our Winter TBRs and I always love doing TBR topics so it should be a fun one! 


55 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #293

  1. lydiaschoch 08/12/2020 / 3:13 pm

    A Shiver of Snow and Sky is such a great title.

    My post.

  2. Alex 08/12/2020 / 3:26 pm

    Some amazingly good covers!

    • iloveheartlandx 09/12/2020 / 6:50 pm

      Thanks! I’m not the massive fan of the book that everyone else seems to be, but I do love the cover.

  3. Leah's Books 08/12/2020 / 6:27 pm

    You’ve got so many great books on your list! I’ve read some, but you’ve got a bunch of them pulled directly from my TBR! I guess that means I need to read them sooner rather than later. 😉

    • iloveheartlandx 09/12/2020 / 6:46 pm

      Thank you! I’ve actually not read all of these either, most, but the last three are still on my TBR. I hope you enjoy the ones that are on your TBR 🙂

  4. Jess @ Jessticulates 08/12/2020 / 8:04 pm

    Great list! I really enjoyed the Strange the Dreamer duology so I keep meaning to give Daughter of Smoke and Bone a try. I wasn’t a fan of The Gilded Wolves, sadly, but I agree that the cover of The Silvered Serpents is lovely!

    • iloveheartlandx 09/12/2020 / 6:40 pm

      Thank you! It’s a really fun book, would definitely recommend. Ah that’s a shame, it definitely seems to be an either you love it or you hate it book. It is really gorgeous 🙂

  5. Tanya Atkinson 08/12/2020 / 8:05 pm

    A Court of Frost and Starlight has such a gorgeous cover. Then again, all the ACOTAR books do!

    • iloveheartlandx 09/12/2020 / 6:37 pm

      It really does! They do, but I think that one is my favourite 🙂

  6. HerBookishDesires 08/12/2020 / 8:13 pm

    I loved Wintersong so much I finished the book in one day! I also love anything SJM hehe🥰 I have Snow Like Ashes on my TBR. Great TTT!!

    • iloveheartlandx 09/12/2020 / 6:37 pm

      Thank you! Ah that’s great, sadly I didn’t love it quite as much, but I’m so happy that you do. Me too. I hope you enjoy it 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx 09/12/2020 / 6:36 pm

      It 1000% does. Ah you definitely should, it’s really good, one of my favourite books of the year 🙂

  7. Greg 08/12/2020 / 9:09 pm

    I love wintery covers, and that first one is beautiful. I like Haven Fall a lot too.

    • iloveheartlandx 09/12/2020 / 6:35 pm

      Yes, I think The Silvered Serpents has my favourite cover of any book I’ve bought this year. Havenfall does have a really pretty cover 🙂

  8. anovelglimpse 08/12/2020 / 10:26 pm

    That Wintersong cover is one of my favorite wintry covers. It’s so gorgeous.

    • iloveheartlandx 09/12/2020 / 6:34 pm

      It is really lovely, whoever designed it did an amazing job!

    • iloveheartlandx 09/12/2020 / 6:31 pm

      Thank you, I think so too! Designing book covers seems like it would be such a cool job, unfortunately I’m not in any way artistically inclined!

  9. FangirlFlax 08/12/2020 / 10:43 pm

    So many pretty covers! And I 100% agree with everything you said about Stealing Snow haha.

    • iloveheartlandx 09/12/2020 / 6:29 pm

      Thank you! Yeah that book was just…..the worst. I had Dorothy Must Die by the same author but I got rid of it after reading that because I hated it so much!

      • FangirlFlax 09/12/2020 / 7:01 pm

        Honestly I DNFd it about 75 pages in. It had so much promise! But wasn’t for me. And it did put me off Dorothy, too!

      • iloveheartlandx 09/12/2020 / 8:39 pm

        I probably should have! I’m glad I’m not the only one.

  10. agreatreviewer 08/12/2020 / 10:55 pm

    Great topic! 😉 and picks! Seeing a few that I forgot about! Lol!

    Thanks for visiting my TTT!

    • iloveheartlandx 09/12/2020 / 6:28 pm

      Thanks! Ah there are so many wintery covers, it’s really hard to narrow down, I could probably have done several of these lists.

  11. Kyla @ Kyla's Library 08/12/2020 / 11:07 pm

    These are definitely some wintry covers, I especially like the covers of Wintersong and A Shiver of Snow and Sky!

    • iloveheartlandx 09/12/2020 / 6:26 pm

      Me too, I think they’re gorgeous! Honestly I really wish I’d liked Wintersong more because that cover is one of my favourites.

    • iloveheartlandx 09/12/2020 / 6:22 pm

      Me too! Sadly I wasn’t in love with either of the books, but their covers are gorgeous.

  12. nbiblioholic 09/12/2020 / 1:23 am

    I’m in love with this list! Most of them I own or am anticipating to-read. And The Silvered Serpents is soooo good. I cannot WAIT for the final book.

    • iloveheartlandx 09/12/2020 / 6:22 pm

      Thank you! All of these are either ones I own (both read and on my TBR) or ones I’ve read but don’t own. I’m so glad to hear that, I’ve heard really good stuff so far, so I’m really looking forward to reading it.

  13. Louise 09/12/2020 / 1:23 pm

    I’ve not read it, but the cover for The Silvered Serpents is wintry perfection!

    • iloveheartlandx 09/12/2020 / 6:19 pm

      I’ve actually not read it yet either, it’s on my TBR for next year! It’s such a gorgeous cover isn’t it?

  14. pagesandtea 10/12/2020 / 8:41 am

    The cover for The Silvered Serpents is lovely, and I love seeing The Night Circus on your list too as I remember enjoying that when I read it.

    • iloveheartlandx 15/12/2020 / 10:21 am

      It is! I actually wasn’t a massive fan of The Night Circus but I do think it has a gorgeous cover 🙂

  15. Aj @ Read All The Things! 11/12/2020 / 1:30 am

    I love wintery books, so these are all appealing to me! I wanted to put Daughter Of Smoke And Bone on my list, but I ran out of space. It’s such a good book!

    • iloveheartlandx 15/12/2020 / 10:19 am

      Me too! Oh tell me about it, I could have put at least ten more books on my already long list haha.

  16. MomsBookCollection 12/12/2020 / 1:26 pm

    Awesome list…. also thanks for reminders of books i need on my physical shelf but also need to read still!!! haha💕

  17. Dedra @ A Book Wanderer 13/12/2020 / 5:22 pm

    Oh, great choice this week! I’ve always loved wintry covers. I’ve only read a few of these, but several are on my tbr, as well. I’ve never heard of A Shiver of Snow and Sky, but I love the cover and title! I need to look that one up. 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx 15/12/2020 / 10:16 am

      Thank you! Me too, I’m definitely more of a winter person than a summer one, so wintery covers appeal to me more. I hope you enjoy the ones that are still on your TBR 🙂

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